AS. Lat - Black's Law Dictionary

What is AS. Lat? Definition of AS. Lat in Black's Law Dictionary

In the Roman and civil law. A pound weight; and a coin originally weighing a pound, (called also "libra") divided into twelve parts, called "uncice,"

The parts were reckoned (as may be seen in the law, Servum de hceredibus, Inst. lib. xiii. Pandect) as follows : uncia, 1 ounce ; sextans, 2 ounces ; triens, 3 ounces; quadrans, 4 ounces ; quincunx, 5 ounces; semis, 6 ounces; septunx, 7 ounces; bes, 8 ounces; dodrans, 9 ounces ; dextans, 10 ounces ; deunx, 11 ounces.

Any integral sum, subject to division in certain proportions.

Frequently applied in the civil law to inheritances ; the whole inheritance being termed "as," and its several proportionate parts "sextans," "quadrans," etc. Burrill.

The term "as," and the multiples of its uncice, were also used to denote the rates of interest. 2 Bl.Comm. 462, note m.

AS. Used as an adverb, etc., means like, similar to, of the same kind, in the same manner, in the manner in which. Van Pelt v. Hilliard, 75 Fla. 792, 78 So. 693, 697, L.R.A.1918E 639; Price v.Skylstead, 69 Mont. 453, 222 P. 1059, 1060. It mayalso have the  meaning of because, since, or it being the case  that; State v. Rudman, 126 Me. 177, 136 A. 817, 819; in the character or under the name of; State v. Blue, 134 La. 561, 64 So. 411, 414; when; Shane Bros. & Wilson Co. v. Barrett, 71 Ind.App. 313, 124 N.E. 780, 781; With significance of in degree, to that extent, so far. Snyder and Blankfard Co., v. Farmers Bank of Tifton, 178 Md. 601, 16 A.2d 837, 841.


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